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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Trudeau Criticized For Bowing To Iranian Foreign Minister As He Seeks UN Security Council...

February 15, 2020 3:24 PM ET Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire for meeting with Iranian leaders on Friday. Trudeau met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif while attending the Munch Security Conference. Trudeau’s handshake and quick bow were broadcast over Iranian state television and brought condemnation from many as the meeting came…

U.S. Navy Seizes Cache of Iranian Weapons Bound for Yemen

The USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, intercepted a small sailing vessel in the Arabian Sea over the weekend and found it loaded with Iranian weapons bound for the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The weapons included 150 anti-tank missiles and three surface-to-air missiles, plus a supply of components useful for maintaining unmanned aerial vehicles.…

Blue State Blues: Iran War Powers Resolution a Futile Exercise in Appeasement

The Senate passed its version of the Iran War Powers resolution on Thursday, a bill that Democrats hastily introduced last month after President Donald Trump’s successful airstrike to eliminate Iranian terrorist General Qasem Soleimani. Trump’s action was not only constitutional, given his role as commander-in-chief, but was also authorized by prior resolutions on Iraq, which…

Iraq Says ISIS Did the Attack that Trump Killed Soleimani For.

Iraq Says ISIS Did the Attack that Trump Killed Soleimani For. Soleimani Was ISIS’s Main enemy. Did ISIS Fool Trump There? Scott Ritter on Why Soleimani Is a Hero to Almost All Iraqis Eric Zuesse On February 6th, the New York Times headlined “Was U.S. Wrong About Attack That Nearly Started a War With Iran?…

Exclusive – Families Told Soldiers Who Deployed to Middle East amid Iran Crisis Are...

Family members of troops who deployed to the Middle East amid tensions in Iran have been told by leadership their loved ones are redeploying home, according to sources. The troops in question are elements of the 82nd Airborne who deployed to the Middle East on January 1, 2020, as part of an immediate reaction force.…

Turkey Threatens Retaliation against Russia and Syria if they attack Al Qaeda in Syria’s...

Eric Zuesse Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech on February 5th to his AKP islamist Party, that if Syrian troops or Russian planes attack Al Qaeda in Syria’s Idlib Province, then Turkey will be at war against Syria and Russia. If that happens, then Turkey, as a member of the NATO alliance, could…

Flaws and merits in US Mideast policy are being corrected under Trump

Every so often, I take up the keyboard to weigh in on the doings of the people running the ancient and great nation of Iran. There is no cynicism in this statement: Iran is a highly technologically advanced, well-educated and fairly prosperous nation. However, Western news consumers would never know this because of the way…

JCPOA collapsing due to western bad faith

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Padraig McGrath, political analyst… In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged Iranian non-compliance with its obligations under…

How U.S. and its Allies Enforce Their Lies for Wars and Dictatorships

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org How many Americans know that even in Hindu India, Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani (whom Trump has assassinated) was recognized as having been perhaps the world’s leader of the fight against both ISIS and the Taliban — two fundamentalist-Sunni (that is, pro-jihadist) groups that especially threaten India. Why don’t Americans…

U.S. Demands Iraq Either Join U.S. War Against Iran or Be Destroyed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker U.S. officials have now made clear that if U.S. forces become removed from Iraq as Iraq’s Parliament unanimously demanded and Iraq’s Prime Minister affirmed on January 5th, then the U.S. will try to break Iraq up into separate Sunni and Shia nations, and will also definitely impose sanctions…
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